Late broadcaster Ahmed Said - FILE
CAIRO – 6 June 2018: Ahmed Said, the unique Egyptian broadcaster, died on Monday at the age of 93.
During President Gamal Abdul Nasser’s era in the 1950s and 1960s, Said was the biggest broadcaster in Egyptian and Arab media.
He easily engaged with the public in his broadcasts through his exceptional voice, tone and style of broadcasting, all of which gave him a wide span of audience across the Arab world.
Said was famous for his line, “calling on the Arab nation from the heart of Cairo” and was openly a supporter of the Palestinian cause.
Moreover, the late broadcaster was the first director, main announcer and the signature voice for the “Sawt Al-Arab” (voice of Arabs) radio network, which was commissioned by Abdul Nasser between 1953 and 1967.
Following Egypt’s defeat in the 1967 War against Israel, Said resigned in September of the same year.
The giant broadcaster was mourned by several broadcasters and fans worldwide, as social media users paid their condolences to the late broadcaster through various social platforms.
Several late-night TV shows mourned Said as well.
Said’s funeral will be held in Al Sayida Nafisa Mosque in downtown Cairo following the afternoon prayer.